Understanding the interface

Site editing and building is done in the context of the pages and tools. There is an Edit Mode switch located in the top far-right of every page.

The control panel contains all the options to customise the site. Clicking on the arrows to the left of the menu names expands the different sections

You can easily customise your Blackboard site menu. This tutorial will show you how to add, remove or hide items from students as well as renaming and rearranging the site menu items.

The Create Tool Link feature allows you to create a shortcut link to specific tools within this site. For example, you can add a link to the Discussion Board, My Grades, Groups, Roster, and other tools that will be commonly used.

Below shows the common icons you will see in Blackbaord and what the icons represent. Please note if any of the icons are greyed out, it means they are not currently visible to students.